Monthly Archives: March 2010

Numbers 13

The spies from Israel observed the same reality but the difference in their interpretation was everything.  Caleb comes through the passage as the faithful hero who saw the problems of Canaan but had a clear understanding of the spiritual realities that … Continue reading

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Numbers 11

In Egypt the people cried out to God because of their oppression. However, they did not complain.  It seems when we are free we sound less content.  We are free to give our negative opinions.  As a leader, i struggle … Continue reading

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Numbers 10

How do you coordinate a possible 2,000,000 people? You blow trumpets.  The communication technique used by the Israelites would be similar to techniques used by military commanders for centuries to come.  Both Egypt and Rome used trumpets in ancient times. Again, there is nothing … Continue reading

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Numbers 9

When we wish for the LORD’s guidance we have to look long and hard at our options.  We pray.  We ask for clear signs.  many of us think that if God was just clearer all our problems would be solved.  … Continue reading

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Numbers 8

The Levites now get their ‘numbering’ in numbers.  as we have hinted, they were omitted from the census before because they were not to be mustered into a fighting company.  It does not mean that they were weak, irrelevant, or … Continue reading

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Numbers 7

When a king is recognized in his new palace it is cause for celebration.  Each tribe brings tribute and has a moment in the spotlight.  The repetition of the gifts builds the majesty of the occasion.  It reminds me of the ‘triumphs’ … Continue reading

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Numbers 6

Setting yourself apart for God would always be a good thing.  This chapter explains how Samson and John the Baptist were set apart.  Usually the time of being a Nazarite was a voluntary act of devotion from a committed man or … Continue reading

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Numbers 5

At first glance it seems unfair that a woman should go through such a humiliating ordeal as Numbers 5.  However, in a male dominated society God steps in on her behalf.  Holy Soil is mixed with Holy Water and the … Continue reading

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